Red Bank Baptist calls Greer
The Rev. Sam Greer, a native of Crystal Springs, Miss., has been called as senior pastor of Red Bank Baptist Church, 4000 Dayton Blvd.
He began his ministry there June 3.
Greer, formerly pastor of Hebron Baptist Church in Bush, La., also has served as pastor of Bonner Creek Baptist in Franklinton, La.
He earned Master of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a doctorate in expository preaching from the seminary. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss.
Greer and his wife, Tonya, are the parents of two daughters, Braydee and Belle.
Christian Worship Center, 120 Sweetwater Road, Whitwell, Tenn.; 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, June 16; benefit for Henry Jones family features barbecue, burger and hot dog plates ($3-$6), plus singing (5 p.m.) by the Gospel Believers, Christian Worship Center house band, Straightway Youth and Timmy Davenport; 423-208-1103.
Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road (choir suite); 5:30 -p.m. Wednesdays, June 13-20 and July 18-Aug. 15; eight-week interactive Bible study, "Seven Words of Worship: The Key to a Lifetime of Experiencing God," led by Chris Bean; book $15, optional workbook $13, optional songs CD $10; 892-0444.
New Home Baptist Church, 3019 County Road 61, Pisgah, Ala.; Thursdays, June 14-July 5; four-week weight loss/proper nutrition class, "Body 4 Believers"; free; 256-451-3992.
• Christ Episcopal Church, 663 Douglas St.; 7 p.m. Sunday; organ concert by Dr. Keith Reas, organist at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, "To Touch, To Dance, To Sing!," features toccatas, song variations and dance music from the 17th and 18th centuries, plus 20th-century American works; free, but donations benefit church organ fund; 266-4263.
• Gospel Assembly Church, 9610 Barbee Road, Soddy-Daisy; 7 p.m. today; gospel singing features the Joyful Expressions and the Lamplighters; 842-4850.
• Grace Baptist Church, 2721 Suck Creek Road; 11 a.m. Sunday; gospel concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 775-2806; also at Lewis Chapel Church of God, 368 Lewis Chapel Road, Dunlap, Tenn.; 6 p.m. Sunday.
• New Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 139 E. 25th St.; 3:30 p.m. Sunday; youth gospel concert; 267-8210.
• Peach Orchard Baptist Church, 1912 Blossom Lane, Rossville, Ga.; 11 a.m. Sunday; concert by Sustaining Grace; 706-866-0455.
• Philadelphia Baptist, 1065 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga.; 6:30 p.m. Friday; gospel concert features Mercy's Call and Marcellus Scott; 706-891-5683.
• St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Friends of Music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church concert of contemporary pops and classical works by mezzo-soprano Esther Kang and harpist Frances Cobb (reception follows); free; 266-8195.
• Suck Creek Baptist Church, 2721 Suck Creek Road; 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Scenic Land Quartet guest for Homecoming service; 886-1169.
• Chattanooga House of Prayer, 1604 Carter St.; 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16; luncheon speaker is Cathy Dickenson, whose desire is to awaken the body of Christ to the necessity of revival among American Indians; 697-9866 or 332-9715.
The Rev. Alberto Sescon has been appointed pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 900 Clingan Ridge Drive N.W., Cleveland. He was previously parochial administrator of the church. ... Tim Cross has accepted the position of family life pastor at Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive. He was previously youth pastor at the church. ... The Rev. Jeff Briere, minister of Unitarian Universal Church of Chattanooga since 2003, has resigned. His last service at the church will be Sunday. The Rev. Jennie Barrington will be the church's interim minister. She begins her work there on Aug. 19.
Vacation Bible schools
• Belvoir Christian Academy, 800 Belvoir Ave.; 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 25-29 (Good Shepherd and First Lutheran churches); theme: "Amazing Desert Journey: Where Jesus Leads Us Home" (includes dinner); 629-4661.
• Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive; 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday and 11:45 a.m. service Saturday, June 16; ages 4-13; theme: "Sky: Everything Is Possible With God"; 396-2134 or 605-1779.
• Falling Water Baptist Church, 523 Roberts Mill Road, Hixson; 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and Friday (family night); ages 4-fifth grade; theme: "Amazing Wonders Aviation: Encountering God's Awesome Power"; 842-5924 or 309-0685.
• First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave.; 9:30 a.m.-noon June 25-28; theme: "Sky: Everything Is Possible With God"; 756-2021 or firstcentenary.com.
• Free Hope Baptist Church, 4176 Highway 76, Chatsworth, Ga.; 6-9 p.m. June 18-21 and June 22 (family night); all ages; theme: "Amazing Wonders Aviation: Encountering God's Awesome Power"; 706-695-3717.
• Grace Church of the Nazarene, 6310 Dayton Blvd., Hixson; 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 18-22; ages 4 through 12th grade; theme: "Amazing Desert Journey"; 842-5919.
• Hickory Valley Christian Church, 6605 Shallowford Road; 6-8:30 p.m. June 17-21; ages 3-fifth grade; theme: "Group's Sky"; 902-4585.
• Red Bank Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 115 Morrison Springs Road; 5:30 p.m. June 17-21 (includes dinner); 877-1383 or rbcpchurch.org.
• St. Jude Catholic Church, 930 Ashland Terrace, Hixson; Monday-Friday; 870-2386 or 619-1163.
• St. Stephen, 7111 Lee Highway; 10 a.m.-noon June 18-22; ages 4-12; theme: "The Vatican Express"; 892-2957 or email dre@ststephen chattanooga.com.
• Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd.; 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday; theme: "Jesus Dwells Among Us"; 886-2190.
Country Place Restaurant, 7320 Shallowford Road; noon Thursday; Chattanooga Women's Connection monthly luncheon features address, "Overcoming Disappointments," by Martha Frickie; $12; free child care available if requested with reservation; 867-5019.
• Collegedale Community Church, 4995 Swinyar Drive; 6 p.m. June 18-22; "Youth Summer Series, Survivor" offers fun, relationship building for area high school students, with finale of waterskiing, swimming, volleyball, basketball and other activities at Harrison Bay Park; 396-5464 or visit church.office@college dalecommunity.com.
• Highland Park Commons, 1918 Union Ave.; 9 a.m. today; Chattanooga Sports Ministries Kickoff Cook-Off by teams in eighth annual Summer Soccer League during first league games (other food also available for purchase); proceeds benefit league; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.csm.is.
Clint Cooper is the faith editor and a staff writer for the Times Free Press Life section. He also has been an assistant sports editor and Metro staff writer for the newspaper. Prior to the merger between the Chattanooga Free Press and Chattanooga Times in 1999, he was sports news editor for the Chattanooga Free Press, where he was in charge of the day-to-day content of the section and the section’s design. Before becoming sports ...